6 Oct '14

News Too many schools fail pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, says report

Raising performance to half that of best schools in England would have given 60,000 more children good GCSEs last yearTens of thousands of children from disadvantaged backgrounds could have their lives transformed if underperforming schools matched the results achieved by similar pupils in the most progressive schools in England, a report says today.The report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty (SMCP) commission, headed by former Labour cabinet minister Alan Milburn, says that schools are letting down many children from the worst-off circumstances, while others from similar backgrounds are able to excel. Continue reading...

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